Monthly Archives: May 2014

The high-level meeting held in Abu Dhabi in May 2014 generated momentum for concrete actions to be taken at the Climate Summit.

23 May 2014|

UN Global Pulse launches Big Data Climate Challenge as part of Secretary-General’s 2014 Climate Summit

14 May 2014– United Nations Global Pulse, an initiative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has launched the Big Data Climate Challenge to help catalyze climate action and innovation ahead of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September 2014. Winning submissions will be showcased at the […]

14 May 2014|

UN Global Pulse launches Big Data Climate Challenge as part of Secretary-General’s 2014 Climate Summit

14 May 2014– United Nations Global Pulse, an initiative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has launched the Big Data Climate Challenge to help catalyze climate action and innovation ahead of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September 2014. Winning submissions will be showcased at the […]

14 May 2014|

Join the Climate Race to the Top by Ban Ki-moon

This post originally appeared in Mr. Ban’s profile on LinkedIn.

09 May, 2014 – Climate change is already happening — that is the message from the newly released US Climate Assessment report. This report come close on the heels of the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

9 May 2014|

Climate change affects us all. So what’s stopping us joining forces to act on it? By Ban Ki-moon

This post originally appeared in the Guardian.

06 May 2014 – Three decades from now the world is going to be a very different place. How it looks will depend on actions we take today. We have big decisions to make and little time to […]

6 May 2014|

UN partners with private sector to map disaster risks for local communities

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 – New technologies that enable communities to visualize disaster risk and take action, are to be made available for cities worldwide as a result of collaboration between Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Esri, a […]

5 May 2014|

In Abu Dhabi, UN chief warns still ‘too many sitting on the fence’, urges bold leadership on climate change

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 – With the ominous and costly impacts of climate change profoundly evident, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today that too many stakeholders are still “sitting on the fence”, and he challenged participants at a climate conference in Abu […]

5 May 2014|

Abu Dhabi Ascent Mobilizes New Engagement for Practical Actions to Address Climate Change

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 — In a major shift from negotiations to engagement on action, more than 1,000 participants, including 70 government ministers voiced support for the development of a range of bold initiatives to address climate change at the Abu Dhabi Ascent which […]

5 May 2014|

Abu Dhabi Ascent explores new initiatives to announce at Climate Summit

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 — Leaders from governments, businesses and civil society organizations meeting at the Abu Dhabi Ascent explored new approaches and initiatives that can vastly expand climate action.  The best of these initiatives will be developed further and announced at the […]

5 May 2014|

UN partners with private sector to map disaster risks for local communities

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 – New technologies that enable communities to visualize disaster risk and take action, are to be made available for cities worldwide as a result of collaboration between Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Esri, a […]

5 May 2014|